ASUS has finally broken its silence on the 3G-enabled version of its Nexus 7 tablet, announcing availability across Australia and New Zealand from December 2012. The only 3G model will be the 32 GB version of the tablet, costing $369 – a little less than expected, given the pricing rumours in the month since its announcement.

The new version of the tablet will be available from Harvey Norman, JB HiFi, Dick Smith Electronics, The Good Guys, Bing Lee, Radio Rentals, Office Works, EB Games, BSR, authorised ASUS channel resellers and the Google Play store. ASUS’s quoted prices seem around $20 above the Play store pricing, although the Play store will set you back $20 shipping, so it all evens out.

We’re seeing retailers accepting orders for 3G units and stock should be arriving at online and offline retailers around Australia. It looks like the Google Play store still doesn’t seem to have been updated to sell the device, but it’ll only be a matter of time. The device is compatible with all Australian 3G networks, and is not carrier-locked.

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Source(s): ASUS Press Release